Welcome to the 2014- 2015 School Year
Dear Parkdale High School Students and Parent(s) and Guardian(s):
Welcome to a new and exciting school year!
I hope your summer was filled with opportunities to reflect, learn, and
grow. This school year will bring on new
opportunities as well as challenges.
Nevertheless, we will focus on being a Great School, located in a Great Community, servicing Great Families.
Our focus has helped us shape our new school mantra – Greatness, Nothing Less!
The staff is thrilled
that you have entrusted us with your children’s education. We will make every
effort to create an environment which is engaging, supportive, and
collaborative. Our goal is to help your
child achieve academically as well as socially.
Of course, we need and welcome your support and cooperation. You play a
key role in the academic success of our students; therefore, school/parent
communication is crucial.
We are dedicated to
fostering a safe, orderly, and nurturing environment with high expectations for
all students. We are committed to doing our part in ensuring your child
achieves academic excellence; and we look forward to working with you to
guarantee that our goal is achieved.
As the leader of Parkdale
High School, I strongly believe that every child can learn and achieve the
highest level of academic success with the proper preparation and support. To
ensure a successful school year please:
Ensure your child has the school uniform. We are a mandatory uniform
SCHOOL UNIFORMS ARE TO BE
WORN EVERY DAY BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. All sweaters and jackets must comply with the
uniform expectation. No multicolored
sweaters and jackets.
We will continue to offer
classroom and school-based intervention strategies and support services for all
students who need them. Our instructional program
will be far more effective with your active participation. Your presence
is not only welcomed, but it is greatly needed!
Below you will find key information about the start of the school year. My staff and I look forward to working with
each and every one of you. Together, We
Will Achieve Greatness – Nothing Less!
Tanya L. Washington, Principal
Maryland's Report CardCheck here for Parkdale's Report Card to see how Parkdale did!
What to Wear/What not to Wear?
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Let Your Panther Pride Show!
Click here for awesome NEW uniform apparel options!
Save the Date
December 2 - 11th grade Parent Meeting 6pm in the Senior Lounge. Get information on how to encourage literacy at home, Testing (HSA/PARCC), Credit recovery, Graduation requirements, and SchoolMax.
December 10 - 2-hour early dismissal for students
December 19 - 2nd Quarter Progress Reports Released
December 22 - January 2 - Winter Break
January 19 - Schools and offices closed
January 26 - Schools closed for students
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Our vision is to be a great school committed to promoting diversity and preparing all students to be socially responsible lifelong learners, ready for college and/or a career in a globally competitive world.
The mission of Parkdale High School is to collaboratively work with parents, students, and community to foster and sustain an emotionally and physically safe, orderly, and productive learning environment which engages students in rigorous curriculum and learning experiences that focus on developing strong literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, and technological skills.